Fall 2012

Faculty Seminars

Seminars are held in the Chemistry Building, Room LL16 at 4:00 p.m. on Fridays unless otherwise specified. Refreshments are served at 3:45 p.m. For more information call (502) 852-6798.

August 24

title TBA

August 31

Jeffrey Rack
Ohio University
Host:  Craig Grapperhaus
Title:  Molecules in Motion:  Isomerization and Photomechanical Effects in Photochromic Ruthenium Sulfoxide Complexes

September 7

Lloyd Sumner
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation

Host:  Hunter Moseley
Title:  Integrated Metabolomics is a Powerful tool for Novel Gene Discovery

September 14

Lei Li
Indiana University Purdue University of Indianapolis

Host:  Eugene Mueller
Title: Mechanistic studies of the DNA Repair Enzyme Spore Photoproduct

September 21

John T. Welch
State University of New York at Albany
Host:  G.B. Hammond
Title:  Organofluorine Chemistry, A Tool for Control of Conformation and Reactivity

September 28

A. Daniel Jones
Michigan State University
Host:  Hunter Moseley
Title:   Exploration of Plant Specialized Metabolomes:  When Mass Alone is Not Enough

October 5

Mark Biscoe
The City College of New York
Host:  Chris Burns
Title: A Paradigm Shift in Asymmetric Synthesis:  Progress Towards a General Metal-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reaction that Enables the Use of Optically-Active Secondary and Tertiary Nucleophiles

October 12

Daniel Raftery
University of Washington
Host:  Xiang Zhang
Title:  Metabolomics: Stories on the Road to Developing Cancer Diagnostics

October 19

Spiridoula Matsika
Temple University
Host:   Jinjun Liu
Title:  Modeling Photophysics and Photochemistry in Biological Molecules

October 26  --  Rescheduled for Jan 25, 2013

Tianquan Lian
Emory University
Title:   Solar Energy Conversion Using Artificial Atoms, Molecules and Solids

November 2

Matt Allen
Wayne State University
Host:  Craig Grapperhaus
Title:  Lanthanide Chemistry in Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Catalysis

November 9

Erik Menke
UC Merced
Host:  Frank Zamborini
Title:   Electrodeposited Nanowires for Advanced Solar Cells

November 16

Sandy Dasgupta
University of Texas Arlington
Host:  Richard Baldwin
Title:  Ionic Semiconductors in Solution: Their New Roles in Analytical Chemistry

November 23

No seminar (Thanksgiving)


Zhanxiang Zhou
UNC Greensboro
Host:  Xiang Zhang
Title:  Adipose hyperlipolysis and excess fatty acid release: A mechanism of alcohol-induced fatty liver

Student Seminars

Graduate student seminars are held in the Chemistry Building, Room LL-16 at 2:30 p.m. on Thursdays unless otherwise specified. For more information, call (502) 852-6798.

August 17

Lab Safety/Hazardous Waste Training

August 23

Mandatory Organizational Meeting

August 28


August 30

Chemistry Research Skills Presentation

September 4


September 6

Scientific Integrity and Ethics Training (RESCHEDULED)

September 11


September 13

Writing Center and Plagarism Prevention Presentation

September 18


September 20

September 25


September 27

Scientific Integrity and Ethics Training

October 2

Junbin Han (R)- Introduction Overheads Video
Location: SRB 139 at 2:30pm

October 4


October 11

Elisha Otome (L)- Introduction Overheads Video

October 18

Rajat Chauhan (R)- Introduction Overheads Video1 Video2

October 25

Katie Sellers (R)- Introduction Overheads Video

November 1

Samantha Strom (L)- Introduction Overheads Video

November 8

Bryan Wessels (L)- Introduction Overheads Video1 Video2

November 15


November 29

December 6

Stephanie Mattingly (R)- Introduction Overheads Video1 Video2